Art, Photography and Semi Precious Gemstone Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Striped Agate

Agate is found all over the world including Africa, Egypt, Germany, Italy, and the USA. It is said to prevent insomnia, to enhance courage and to promote strength and healing. It is also the mystical birthstone for September and the accepted gemstone for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries.
This is striped agate, a beautiful stone with subtle markings. I have combined the teardrop beads with black onyx. I had considered mixing the agate with something more colourful, but in the end just settled for plain black. It's so classy.